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Facebook says levying fines on social media is “inadequate” to fight hate speech

By : CIOL Writers

Though social media platforms like Twitter & Facebook are launching multiple initiatives to fight online hate speech, the companies have been receiving a lot of flak from different countries. Germany being one of them, says Facebook and Twitter aren’t doing

Twitter rolls out a new feature to promote brands through chatbots

By : CIOL Writers

Twitter is also catching up with the explosive growth in the popularity of chatbots; the micro-blogging site is now allowing brands to use its platform to promote their Chatbots. The company announced a new feature for advertisers, helping them to

Twitter hires former Bloomberg exec Todd Swidler to run its live video business

By : CIOL Writers

Twitter has hired former Bloomberg video executive Todd Swidler as its global head of Live Business. Swidler is joining the company from ESC Games, an esports gaming company that he joined as CEO last year. Twitter COO Anthony Noto made the announcement

Instagram & Snapchat, the most detrimental social networking app for teenagers: Study

By : CIOL Writers

While social media platforms are proving out to be a boon for business owners, on the other end, it is leaving a negative effect on teenagers. We all knew it, but now we have numbers to prove the fact. According

Jack Dorsey buys Twitter stock worth $9.5mn post earnings report

By : CIOL Writers

Just after a couple of days of posting better than expected earnings report, Twitter CEO and co-founder, Jack Dorsey has purchased more than 574,000 shares of the company. Dorsey bought 574,002 Twitter shares in multiple transactions at prices ranging between $16.47

Twitter’s back on growth trajectory; added 9mn users last quarter

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This surely was Twitter’s best quarter in terms of user growth since early 2015. Beating all expectations, the micro-blogging site added nine million new users in first three months of 2017, which brings the company’s total to 328 million. That’s the

J&K govt bans Facebook, WhatsApp and others social media platforms in the valley

By : CIOL Writers

The Jammu and Kashmir government has suspended all social networking sites including Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp for one month in the wake of widespread students’ unrest in the valley. The government order, released on Wednesday, said that anti-social elements were “misusing” social

Twitter is testing “suggested reading” module to display relevant tweets

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Twitter has been on different experimenting modes lately, all to increase its user base. After testing paid version of Tweetdeck, the micro-blogging site is now testing “suggested reading” module to display relevant tweets around real-life events and conversations in your timeline.

Jugnoo launches hyperlocal content platform, AskLocal

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Chandigarh-based Jugnoo has launched AskLocal, a geo-location based, hyper-local content platform for users, to access locally relevant information. With this, Jugnoo, better known for its vast auto rickshaw network is introducing a new way to connect within cities based on relevant content,

More than 160 tech companies file brief against Donald Trump’s latest immigration ban

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Its 162 tech firms against Donald Trump. Tech titans like Google, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, Apple, Microsoft, Snap and 150 other tech companies have filed an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit challenging the revised immigration order issued in March. The

Instagram gets offline support for Android users

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Now Instagram users can post even without internet connection. At Facebook’s F8 developer conference, Instagram announced it’s built support for using most of its features without Internet access. The functionality is largely available for Android now and should soon make its

YouTube lowers the bar to 1K subscribers to livestream from smartphones

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Why wait for 10,000 subscriber base, when you can live stream your video content even with 1,000 subscribers? Yes, you read that right! YouTube has reduced the threshold of 10,000 subscribers to 1,000 subscribers for broadcasters to live stream directly to

Twitter now allows brands to make custom hearts for their Periscope broadcasts

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To make live video experience more engaging for customers, Twitter has announced the launch of Custom Hearts, that gives broadcasters freedom to customize the hearts within their Periscope livestream so it matches their brand. Users can then use these custom hearts to show

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey forgoes compensation yet again

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Sailing through tough times, Twitter’s chief executive, Jack Dorsey, continued to forego direct compensation in 2016, according to a regulatory filing. Also, after serving for more than seven years, Peter Fenton, one of the Twitter‘s board members since 2009, is leaving

Twitter launches ‘Lite’ version in search of growth in emerging markets

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Twitter is leaving no stones unturned to reverse its fortune and stagnant user base. Making a move in the same direction, the micro-blogging site has launched a lighter, speedier, and more data-friendly version of Twitter, called Twitter Lite to attract more people

Twitter won’t count @replies towards its 140 characters tweet limit

By : CIOL Writers

Twitter is known as a micro-blogging site because of its 140-character limit. But within a short span of time, its USP became its Achilles heel as users increasingly complained about the small window to express themselves.  As part of a series

Twitter is testing paid version of the TweetDeck

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Amid struggling ad business, Twitter is looking for ways to make more money. The micro-blogging site is planning to create a paid version of the TweetDeck, a free online tool that helps users to manage multiple accounts. Twitter has reportedly

Twitter suspends over 376,000 accounts for promoting terrorism

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Twitter is getting aggressive in its battle against terrorist accounts. After suspending 235,000 accounts in the first half of 2016, Twitter suspended over 376,000 accounts for backing terrorism in the second half of the year. In its semiannual “transparency report,”

Twitter testing a new feature to warn users about profile with ‘potentially sensitive content’

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Twitter is doing all it can to make its platform controversy free. In its latest attempts in the same direction, the micro-blogging site is testing a new feature that flags users’ profiles that contains ‘potentially sensitive content.’ This means whenever you visit someone’s

Twitch announces a new social media feed, Pulse

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Amazon-owned video game streaming company Twitch has announced a new feature Pulse, an integrated social media feed “where streamers can post and engage with all of their followers and the greater Twitch community right from the Twitch front page.” Similar to